Period
to 23 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for SC Cleared qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Security Check (SC) Clearance
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 31 78 46
Rank change year-on-year +47 -32 +29
Contract jobs citing SC Cleared 158 61 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 5.42% 2.24% 4.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 32.78% 14.77% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 43 88
Manchester median daily rate £450 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £319
90th Percentile £613 £648 £704
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £475
% change year-on-year - -10.53% +15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Manchester median hourly rate £40.00 £55.00 £32.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +67.94% -31.77%
10th Percentile £35.75 £49.80 £17.88
90th Percentile £46.25 £68.25 £47.83
North West median hourly rate £39.76 £43.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -7.53% +1.18% +14.86%

SC Cleared is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Manchester
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 482 413 492
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 16.53% 15.14% 16.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 248 294
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £266 £186 £225
90th Percentile £600 £612 £600
North West median daily rate £425 £420 £430
% change year-on-year +1.19% -2.33% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 26 6
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% -39.90% +65.71%
10th Percentile £14.80 £13.36 £19.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £56.25 £43.00
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £39.38
% change year-on-year -7.14% -11.11% +12.50%

SC Cleared
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing SC Cleared as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester over the 6 months to 23 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SC Cleared in Manchester

SC Cleared
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SC Cleared within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 23 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +13 23 £425 -11.46% 3
Cheadle -1 1 - -
Bolton -2 1 £192 - 1
Wigan - 1 £133 -
SC Cleared
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, IT contractor jobs citing SC Cleared also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for SC Cleared.

1 158 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (32.28%) Firewall
3 38 (24.05%) Linux
4 32 (20.25%) Open Source
5 31 (19.62%) Unix
5 31 (19.62%) Windows
5 31 (19.62%) Cisco
5 31 (19.62%) Cybersecurity
6 30 (18.99%) TCP/IP
7 29 (18.35%) LAN
7 29 (18.35%) DevOps
8 28 (17.72%) Network Design
9 27 (17.09%) WAN
9 27 (17.09%) Elastic Stack
10 26 (16.46%) Case Management
10 26 (16.46%) Data Centre
10 26 (16.46%) Cyberattack
10 26 (16.46%) VPN
11 25 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (15.19%) VoIP
12 24 (15.19%) Patch Management
12 24 (15.19%) AlienVault
12 24 (15.19%) Network Monitoring
12 24 (15.19%) Splunk
12 24 (15.19%) Vulnerability Management
13 23 (14.56%) SIEM
13 23 (14.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 22 (13.92%) Apple
15 21 (13.29%) Information Security
15 21 (13.29%) Problem-Solving

SC Cleared
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (4.43%) Confluence
1 7 (4.43%) Skype for Business
2 5 (3.16%) SAS
2 5 (3.16%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.90%) Apache
3 3 (1.90%) ArcGIS
3 3 (1.90%) IIS
3 3 (1.90%) JBoss
3 3 (1.90%) Jetty
3 3 (1.90%) Mongrel
3 3 (1.90%) nginx
3 3 (1.90%) Tomcat
3 3 (1.90%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.27%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.27%) Tuxedo
4 2 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.53%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP MM
1 1 (0.63%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (10.13%) Office 365
3 12 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.90%) Google App Engine
5 3 (1.90%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 51 (32.28%) Firewall
2 30 (18.99%) TCP/IP
3 29 (18.35%) LAN
4 27 (17.09%) WAN
5 26 (16.46%) VPN
6 24 (15.19%) VoIP
7 14 (8.86%) Intrusion Detection
8 9 (5.70%) Wireless
9 8 (5.06%) Cisco Wireless
10 7 (4.43%) DHCP
10 7 (4.43%) DNS
10 7 (4.43%) Network Security
10 7 (4.43%) Skype
11 6 (3.80%) 802.11
11 6 (3.80%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (3.80%) WLAN
12 4 (2.53%) BGP
12 4 (2.53%) Cisco Firepower
12 4 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.53%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.33%) Pentaho
2 7 (4.43%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.80%) MySQL
4 4 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.90%) Ingres
5 3 (1.90%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.27%) DB2
6 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.63%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.63%) Impala
7 1 (0.63%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.63%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (7.59%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.33%) Git (software)
3 8 (5.06%) Artifactory
4 7 (4.43%) JIRA
5 3 (1.90%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.63%) MSI
6 1 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.63%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.63%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (2.53%) Finance
2 3 (1.90%) Aerospace
2 3 (1.90%) Military
3 2 (1.27%) Legal
4 1 (0.63%) Electronics
4 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.63%) Marketing
4 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (17.72%) Analyst
2 20 (12.66%) Architect
3 19 (12.03%) Security Analyst
4 18 (11.39%) Operations Engineer
5 17 (10.76%) Network Engineer
6 15 (9.49%) Project Manager
7 14 (8.86%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 11 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Network Operations Engineer
9 9 (5.70%) Senior Network Engineer
10 8 (5.06%) Developer
10 8 (5.06%) SIEM Analyst
10 8 (5.06%) SOC Analyst
10 8 (5.06%) Splunk Analyst
11 7 (4.43%) Senior Network Operations Engineer
12 6 (3.80%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 6 (3.80%) Exchange Engineer
12 6 (3.80%) Security Manager
13 5 (3.16%) Consultant
13 5 (3.16%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (17.09%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (6.33%) 802.1X
3 5 (3.16%) Middleware
4 4 (2.53%) J2EE
5 3 (1.90%) .NET
5 3 (1.90%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.90%) Sensu
5 3 (1.90%) Servlets
6 2 (1.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.46%) Cyberattack
1 26 (16.46%) Data Centre
2 19 (12.03%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.96%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (3.16%) Private Cloud
5 4 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.63%) Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) CMDB
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (24.05%) Linux
2 31 (19.62%) Unix
2 31 (19.62%) Windows
3 4 (2.53%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.25%) Open Source
2 31 (19.62%) Cybersecurity
3 29 (18.35%) DevOps
4 28 (17.72%) Network Design
5 26 (16.46%) Case Management
6 25 (15.82%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (15.19%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (15.19%) Patch Management
7 24 (15.19%) Vulnerability Management
8 23 (14.56%) SIEM
8 23 (14.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 21 (13.29%) Information Security
9 21 (13.29%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (11.39%) Security Operations
11 17 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (10.13%) PRINCE2
12 16 (10.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 16 (10.13%) Security Monitoring
13 15 (9.49%) Project Management
14 13 (8.23%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (8.23%) Java
2 12 (7.59%) SQL
3 9 (5.70%) Shell Script
4 6 (3.80%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.80%) Ruby
5 4 (2.53%) C
6 2 (1.27%) Perl
6 2 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 158 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.49%) Degree
3 8 (5.06%) CISSP
3 8 (5.06%) TOGAF Certification
4 7 (4.43%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (2.53%) CCDP
6 4 (2.53%) CCIE
6 4 (2.53%) CCNP
6 4 (2.53%) SSCP
7 3 (1.90%) CRISC
7 3 (1.90%) SANS
8 2 (1.27%) CISM
8 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.63%) CCNA
9 1 (0.63%) CEH
9 1 (0.63%) CISMP
9 1 (0.63%) GCFA
9 1 (0.63%) GCIA
9 1 (0.63%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 6 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27005
3 2 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.27%) GDPR
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 3 (1.90%) Xen
4 1 (0.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (10.13%) QRadar
2 9 (5.70%) Ansible
2 9 (5.70%) Puppet
3 8 (5.06%) Terraform
4 5 (3.16%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.53%) Forum Sentry
5 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.27%) SCCM
6 2 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.63%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.63%) Grafana
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.63%) Prometheus
7 1 (0.63%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.63%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 31 (19.62%) Cisco
2 24 (15.19%) AlienVault
2 24 (15.19%) Splunk
3 22 (13.92%) Apple
4 16 (10.13%) IBM
4 16 (10.13%) McAfee
5 10 (6.33%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.33%) VMware
6 9 (5.70%) Oracle
7 6 (3.80%) IronPort
7 6 (3.80%) ServiceNow
8 5 (3.16%) BMC
8 5 (3.16%) Infoblox
9 4 (2.53%) Cloudera
9 4 (2.53%) F5
9 4 (2.53%) Meraki
9 4 (2.53%) Palo Alto
9 4 (2.53%) SAP
9 4 (2.53%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.90%) Google